black stone (chlorite)
Northeastern India (Pala), 11th cent.
high: 5 cm.
Small statue of the Black Jambhala, standing on a corpse. On the backside large inscription in devnagari (` Je dhammu hetu prabha…..’).
At the front, on both sides of Jambhala, inscription carved in Tibetan (Om and Hum, but both mirrorwise), clear sign that this small treasure was venerated in Tibet.